FirstNet State Plans

Released in June 2017, AT&T and FirstNet delivered State Plans to all 56 states and territories explaining the unique planned network deployment via the State Plan Portal (SPP).  The SPP included information relating to coverage, network architecture, products and services, among other areas. Each state and territory had the opportunity to review the SPP and submit comments and questions to AT&T/FirstNet. Comments and questions are currently under review by AT&T/FirstNet.

After receiving comments and questions, AT&T/FirstNet estimated 45 days to update the State Plans in the SPP to then send the final State Plan to each governor. Once the governor receives the State Plan in the SPP, the state or territory then has 90 days to either:

  • Opt-In: FirstNet and AT&T are then responsible for the deployment, maintenance and operation of the Radio Access Network (RAN) to the state for 25 years.
  • Opt-Out: State/territory is then responsible for the deployment, operation, maintenance, and improvement of public safety RAN for 25 years.
  • Do Nothing: If a state or territory does not respond, it is considered a silent opt-in and will follow the opt-in plan.

Read about Indiana’s comprehensive approach to review FirstNet’s State Plan here.


To learn more about the State Plan process, click below to watch FirstNet’s video:

FirstNet State Plans in 100 Seconds